ERIC Number: ED049325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Extended Kindergarten Program.
New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
An all-day kindergarten program was established in September, 1968 for three classes of Negro and Puerto Rican children at Public School 101 in the East Harlem area of New York City. The objective of the program was to identify and develop the learning styles of the children through a wide variety of school experiences and exposure to multi-media educational approaches with heavy emphasis on cognitive skills, along with language development and mathematical and social concepts. Auxiliary personnel, special equipment and materials, and trips and other activities for children and parents were to aid in the meeting of these objectives. Funds to support the program were not allocated until March, 1969, leaving only three months of the school year for the program to actually function as planned. Positive outcomes of the program were noted particularly with respect to the degree of parent participation, but it is recommended that funding of subsequent programs of this type take place prior to the onset of the school year in order that well coordinated, carefully organized educational plans be put into effect. (Authors/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
Identifiers: New York (New York)